History Of The College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff is brand new system for college football implemented this year after 15 years of using the BCS system. Under the new playoff format, there are four teams that will play in the semifinal games and the winners of those games will meet in the 2015 College Football Championship game which takes place on January 12 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. According to TiqIQ, college football playoff tickets for the semifinal at the Rose Bowl have a current average price of $476.11 in the secondary market with a get in price $175, the other semifinal at the Sugar Bowl have a current secondary average of $454.51 with a get in price of $204, and the championship game has an average price of $1658.11 in the secondary market with a get in price of $599.
The new playoff system is contracted through the 2025 season as this system does include computer rankings or polls to select the participants. Teams are put into place will be decided by a committee of 13 experts who will select and rank the teams.
The College Football Playoff uses a four team bracket to determine a National Champion with six bowl games rotating as hosts for semifinals games. The bowl games will rotate on a three year cycle. This year, the Rose Bowl semifinal will pit the Big Ten Champion against the Pac 12 Champion and the Sugar Bowl will feature the SEC Champion against the Big 12 Champion. The committee will rank the four teams as the winners of the semifinals will move on to the College Football Championship game as the team who wins it all will be awarded with a new trophy instead of the AFCA crystal football.
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12-17-14: The start of the College Football Playoff is just two weeks away. The Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl, this season’s two semifinal games, are the top two most expensive bowl games on the secondary market. Sugar Bowl tickets are the most expensive on the secondary market, even after they have dropped over 24% in price since it was announced Alabama and Ohio State would play in the game. Rose Bowl tickets aren’t quite as expensive for the game against Oregon and Florida State. The winners of those two games will then play in the College Football Championship Game on January 12.